Capitalist Christianity: A History of Evangelicalism + Big Business

Brad speaks with author David Clary about his new book, Soul Winners: The Ascent of America’s Evangelical Entrepreneurs. They discuss the history of evangelicalism’s intimate relationships with big business. David explains how for centuries revivalist preachers have relied on financing from angel investors to fund their churches, rallies, and programs. He also explains how modern megachurches rely just as much on business principles as theology to grow their churches and appeal to the masses. The conversation provides a window into why so many Christian churches oppose collective action, unions, and anything that questions the gospel of capitalism.

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